Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Wood (7-6) vs. Jerome Williams (3-8)
The Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park. The Dodgers send Alex Wood to the mound to face Jerome Williams of the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -180 and Philadelphia at +170. The over/under was set at 8. The Dodgers, with a 47-58 run line record, cover the spread 49% of the time. They also have a 51-50 over/under record. The Phillies have a 55-42 over/under record and a 53-53 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 50% of the time.
The Dodgers head into this matchup with a 60-45 record, including 23-27 on the road. Alex Wood has a 7-6 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.54 and a 1.41 WHIP. The Dodgers are 8-12 over his 119.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 132 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Dodgers are 9-8 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 271 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.91. Opposing teams are hitting .239 against the Dodgers bullpen while walking 105 times and striking out 329 times. Los Angeles is averaging 7.42 strikeouts per game while getting 8.3 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 11th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.63.
Los Angeles ranks 24th in the league in team batting average at .248 while hitting .248 on the road. The Dodgers on-base percentage sits at .310, which puts them at 20th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .397. Howie Kendrick leads the team in hits with 113 while the team ranks 24th in baseball with 8.3 hits per game.
With a 26-27 home record, Philadelphia will hope to improve on their 41-65 overall mark. Jerome Williams has a record of 3-8 while sporting an earned run average of 6.36 on the year with a 1.69 WHIP. The Phillies have a record of 5-11 over the 80.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 116 hits. Against the over/under, the Phillies are 9-6 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 3.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 346 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.53. Opposing teams are hitting .255 against the Phillies bullpen while walking 146 times and striking out 337 times. Philadelphia is averaging 7.27 strikeouts per game while getting 9.97 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.59.
They rank 14th in the league in team batting average with a .252 average while hitting .252 at home. The Phillies on-base percentage sits at .303, which puts them at 25th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .376. Ben Revere leads the team in hits with 109 while the team ranks 13th in baseball with 8.61 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Dodgers have a fielding percentage of .989 with 44 total errors, 1,094 assists and 2,792 put outs. The Phillies have committed 71 errors on the season with 1041 assists and 2,802 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .982 on the year.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 51-50 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 47-58 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 55-42 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 53-53 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
08/02/15 C A.J. Ellis Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/20); expected to be activated Tuesday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
07/31/15 3B Justin Turner Thigh Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/31)
07/05/15 P Carlos Frias Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
06/18/15 P Chris Hatcher Oblique Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/15)
04/28/15 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26), out for season
04/06/15 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
04/06/15 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
07/21/15 P Chad Billingsley Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
06/23/15 2B Chase Utley Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/22)
04/06/15 P Jonathan Pettibone Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Mario Hollands Arch Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
04/04/15 P Cliff Lee Arm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/16)
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies
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